Education in Alaska

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Schools Offering Education Programs in Alaska


Each year, approximately 2.6% of Alaska graduates receive degrees in education. In other words, every year an estimated 228 education professionals graduate from Alaska's 5 education schools.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a education program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks graduated 53 students from its education program. Tuition at University of Alaska Fairbanks was $5,358 per year.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which is located in Anchorage, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a education program. It received a ranking of 44th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 89 students graduated from University of Alaska Anchorage education program. Tuition at University of Alaska Anchorage was $5,186 per year.

Alaska Pacific University, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a education program. It is located in Anchorage. In 2010, Alaska Pacific University graduated 25 students from its education programs. Tuition at Alaska Pacific University was $26,360 per year.

Cost

Education schools in Alaska, charge students an average tuition of $9,288 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $26,360 per year, or as little as $4,405 per year. In 2010, the following Alaska education schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Alaska Pacific University - located in Anchorage, students are charged $26,360 per year
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Alaska education schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Prince William Sound Community College - located in Valdez, students are charged $4,405 per year
  2. University of Alaska Southeast - located in Juneau, students are charged $5,130 per year
  3. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year

An education degree from an Alaska school... what next?

Postsecondary vocational teacher, postsecondary teacher, elementary school teacher, business teacher, and computer science teacher are the professions of choice for a majority of education graduates in Alaska. In 2010, there were 7,340 education professional working in Alaska, including 530 instructional coordinators, 160 postsecondary vocational teachers, and 160 postsecondary teachers. The largest populations of Alaska education professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Aleutians East County - 2,150 education professionals
  2. Anchorage County - 390 education professionals
  3. Haines County - 50 education professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 1,580 education professionals will be working in Alaska. This would require the number of education professional to shrink by 0%.

Salary

On average, education professionals earn $68,012 per year. In 2010, however, some Alaska education professional earned as little as less than $22,770 per year or as much as more than $106,050 per year. On average education professional earn the most in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Anchorage County - $60,803 per year
  2. Fairbanks North Star County - $56,430 per year
  3. Aleutians East County - $56,413 per year

Education professionals in the following counties in Alaska make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Haines County - $53,910 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $56,413 per year
  3. Fairbanks North Star County - $56,430 per year

On average, the highest paid education professionals in Alaska were:

  1. Computer Science Teacher - $103,910 per year
  2. Business Teacher - $72,450 per year
  3. Postsecondary Vocational Teacher - $72,280 per year

On average, the lowest paid education professionals in Alaska were:

  1. Postsecondary Teacher - $59,450 per year
  2. Literacy Teacher - $41,090 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in education in Alaska and to compare salaries with various related fields such as teaching or elementary education, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Education in Alaska
  • Bachelor's Degree in Education in Alaska
  • Master's Degree in Education in Alaska

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,720 miles from location University of Alaska Southeast Juneau AK 17.0398 n/a 3,260
7,928 miles from location Alaska Pacific University Anchorage AK 26.7206 83% 781
7,864 miles from location Prince William Sound Community College Valdez AK 4.57998 n/a 594
 

Curious what studying Education gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education + 4,100 $69,130 5.9%
2
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education + 1,320 $66,890 3.1%
3
Business Teachers, Postsecondary + 650 $72,450
4
Instructional Coordinators + 530 $59,510 -32.1%
5
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education + 220 $65,930 4.8%
6
Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary + 160 $72,280 -27.3%
7
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other + 160 $59,450
8
Education Administrators, All Other + 80 $69,480 -42.9%
9
Computer Science Teachers, Postsecondary + 60 $103,910
10
Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors + 60 $41,090 -40.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are education related jobs in Alaska